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Kwale governor backs BBI report 

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report deserves the support of all Kenyans for it to be bear fruits.

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya says the report would help address all historical issues like the emotive land issue and marginalization that have dogged the country for decades.

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya while issuing bursary cheques to residents of Kasemeni ward. He was accompanied by his deputy Fatuma Achani (left). Picture by KNA

Mvurya said the report proposes to release more resources to the counties which he said has been a challenge to the devolved units.

The two term governor said the report opens more opportunities to women to ascend to positions of leadership, which asserts equity at all levels of government and leadership.

“The proposal if adopted will compel candidates vying for governorship positions to pick deputies of the opposite gender,” he said, adding this would be a great step going forward.

During the last election, Mvurya was among a handful of governors who appointed deputies from the opposite gender, as he is deputized by Fatuma Achani.

“Other than unity, shunning tribalism and corruption are well elaborated in the report and I believe it will help bring sanity to both private and public sector,” said the governor.

The governor praised President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga for championing the BBI report that seeks to unify a divided nation.

“I urge the citizens to read, internalize and engage so that their views are captured in the national debate anticipated next year,” he said.

The governor said Kenyans should read the report and make contributions to further enrich its proposals and should not allow the process to be hijacked by the political class.


By Hussein Abdullahi

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